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With training in the pedagogical teaching style of Jacques Lecoq and Jerzy Grotowski, Oliver Jane and Maria Wodzinska are available to teach workshops in Devised Theatre Tools, Ensemble Building, Acting 101, Mask Work, Neutral Mask, Clown, Lecoq Technique, and Improvisation. In their workshops students are pushed to be big and bold on stage and in the rehearsal room. Each studio is treated like a lab where students engage in rigorous experimentation and learn effective collaboration strategies. Both Maria and Oliver are also available for hire as a consultant or outside-eye on any aspect of a producing/directing process. Their specialities are ensemble building, devised work and clown pieces. 

Oliver Jane holds an MFA in Devised Performance from the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training/The University of the Arts, and has an enormous amount of experience as a Director of devised work. She has trained with and learned from master teachers at the Pig Iron School, including Quinn Bauriedel, Emmanuelle Delpech, and Sarah Sanford. Previous teaching experiences include an assistant teaching position in the Pig Iron Summer Session (2016), a co-teaching position in a semester-long course for UArts undergraduates (2016), a teaching position in Pig Iron's Something-From-Nothing Workshop (January 2017), and a semester-long Assistant Teaching position at UArts (Spring 2017). She has produced and directed a number of shows in Philadelphia since May 2013, and has been an assistant director on a number of devised theatre productions, including Pig Iron's PayUp!I Promised Myself to Live Faster, and Swamp Is On

Maria Wodzinska’s training began at Humber College working with physical theatre practices from the Barba, Grotowski and Lecoq tradition. Later inspired by mask and movement workshops in London at LAMDA with Mark Bell, she continued physical theatre studies and graduated from L'ecole Jacques Lecoq in 2015. Concurrently she studied under Pascale Lecoq in the Laboratory of Movement (LEM). LEM focusses on the language of movement of scenic objects, masks, and object manipulation. Additionally, she has worked with Raymond Bobgan of the Cleveland Public Theatre on physical theatre training from the Grotowski tradition. Her current interest is to develop a blended pedagogy from these two traditions, Lecoq and Growoski, and evaluate their possibilities for applied theatre contexts. This is the focus of her Major Research Project for her MA Studies at York University, funded through SSHRC research fellowship.  Experienced with both text-based and devising processes, her work exists on the spectrum of collaborative-creation, community-based accessible theatre, and physical theatre with broad physicality and gesture.